Question about Televison & Video
Hi I have a Samsung LA 26R51B LCD TV and the above message comes up when I try to get a HD channel. I have a Panasonic DVD recorder model DMR-EX75 and a TEAC HD-B820 Set top box can you please help me
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Dry joint - faulty capacitor on the PC board of the decoder. Found by wiggling the components and resoldering
Posted on Apr 18, 2010
To my knowledge and on most Panasonic UK/Euro models/versions, error code "U81" indicates glitch in the firmware, specifically, on its initial diagnostic mode, the system could not detect "Freeview" signals. The concern might have been caused by the absence of an incoming TV signal. Should this hold true, I then suspect that there is nothing wrong with the Panasonic unit but rather the Freeview service in your location or configuration/settings of the provider signals or the tuner.
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Posted on Dec 16, 2010
SOURCE: I can tune my Panasonic
The actual HD channels use a different data coding system than SD channels. The device that is used to receive (the Panasonic if the cable plug into it and the tv is connected thru the AV cable or the tv itself) it doesn't have the capability to decode them. This is something that cannot be changed, it's a hardware limitation.
The only way to change that is to use an external tuner/decoder. If you want to record only what you see and nothing else then a new model of a HD recorder is needed. If you want to view a channel while the recorder records another then you will also need a HD tuner, to which the tv will be connected the AV way.
Posted on Dec 28, 2010
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